Kigali, 16 November, 2010

Steve Morgan, a UK businessman, philanthropist and owner of the Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers team, today met and held discussions with President Kagame at Village Urugwiro. The discussions centered on Mr. Morgan’s interest in funding projects implemented by WaterAid, a UK-based NGO that aims to use practical solutions to provide clean water, safe sanitation and hygiene education to people in poverty. The Wolverhampton Wanderers FC owner also expressed interest in supporting the Rwanda national football team and football federation through the Ministry of Sports and Culture.

Speaking to the Press after meeting President Kagame, Steve Morgan said: “we are here working with WaterAid to try and assist in the roll-out of water and sanitation here in Rwanda. It’s a great pleasure to be here. I have been to many countries in Africa and being here for the first time I find this a great and beautiful country, the prettiest, cleanest and tidiest. I am also President of Wolverhampton Wanderers of the English Premier League and we have discussed ideas of how we can cooperate with the Rwanda FA, especially in areas of youth development and how we can bring some members of the Rwanda youth team and coaches to Wolverhamptom for training.”

The Rwandan Minister of Sports, Joseph Habineza, said that during the meeting President Kagame commended Mr. Steve Morgan for offering to support the water and sanitation project which is being executed by WaterAid in Bugesera region. He also said that Steve Morgan had offered to support Rwandan football by training coaches and young players from the Rwanda Football Academy who will be spending a specified period at Wolverhampton on training.